Kieran


 


What made you sign up for your first open water swim?

One of my friends was swimming the 1.25km and wanted a swimming buddy. I like long distance pool swimming and I was happy to try something new.

 

Favourite swimming memory?

When I got my national time for Open Water swimming at Champion Lakes last year and the trip to Mooloolaba to compete at Nationals earlier this year.

 

What are you looking forward to in the upcoming season?

My first attempt at the 10km swim

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Do you swim by yourself or with others?

I swim with others for training but I always know people at the Open water swims that I can talk to or swim with.

 

What’s your favourite hobby outside of swimming?

I love sports and I play soccer and basketball as well as swim in pool competitions.

 

What do you do to relax?  

I ride my bike or skateboard and hang out with my friends.

 

What’s been your biggest challenge with open water? 

When water comes into my goggles and staying on course when the water is choppy.

 

What are your goals with open water? 

To do the Rottnest swim when I’m older

 

How do you prepare for open water swims? 

Have a good night’s sleep and eat the right food. I swim regularly at Arena Swim club all year round so that keeps me fit.

 

Where is you dream swimming destination?

Bondi Beach.